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TTiis Is Athens College, Athens,
To us she has bequeathed
The wisdom to use our knowledge,
The courage to speak out for our beliefs,
The strength to cleave to our faith,
The morality to despise deception,
The prudence to act with foresight.
The zeal to inspire our felow man,
The sagacity to espouse democracy.
The sobriety to avoid sensationalism.
The discrimination to recognize the truth.
The enlightenment to suspect solicitation.
The restraint to check our impulsiveness.
The willingness to sacrifice,
The audacity to be different,
The persistence to continue.
The incentive to become.
The determination to succeed,
And the industry to employ this our legacy.
Academics Page 117
Editor and Photographer Donald Brady
Assistant Editor and
Copy Editor Penne Laubenthal
Business Manager Bobby Riddle
Typists . . . .- Patsy Lemmond
Classes Marilyn Mitchell
Administration Sue Neal
People Emily Phillips
Sports Christy Morell
Organizations Marilyn Mitchell
Student Life Marie Redmon
Advisor . . .• William Blow
A citadel of learning more ancient than its 100 years —
older than its antique columns yet younger than the stu-
dents that throng its portals . . . heacon to the future,
monument to the past. The knell is sounded, the sum-
mons is announced. The standard is raised and the van-
guard advances. Once again the bell tolls for thee.
Youth with courage undaunted and spirits un-
defiled slough tarnished dogmas, assimilate empirical
ideologies, tailored for tomorrow.
One stands in the presence of oneself, no longer shel-
tered within a chrysalis but thrust into the garish light
of reality. Yesterday is dead and tomorrow is not yet
born. For a brief and fleeting moment the world waits.
This is a time to dream and a time to refrain from
dreaming. This is indeed the best of times.
A period of transition, another phase in maturation —
the developement of the mind, the manifestation of the in-
tellect . . . horizons extended to infinity . . . opportunity
unrestricted. The door to the future looms ahead and
education holds the key.
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Athens College, alpha and omega . . . where one becomes
a man and puts away childish things . . . where mature asso-
ciations are formed, ties of friendship and bonds of love
. . . where life is undergirded to meet the challenge of
DR. VIRGIL McCAIN, President
DR. JAMES BATHURST
MR. ARLEY CAMPBELL
MISS HALLIE CARSON
MRS. CLEO CHRISTOPHER
MRS. ETHEL GRAY
Dining Hall Assistant
MRS. BERTHA HARGROVE
Student Center Manager
MR. JESSE HARGROVE
MR. JAMES HARRISON
Building and Grounds Superintendent
MR. BOBBY RAY HICKS
MRS. EPSIE HORN
MRS. VELMA NUGENT
Head Resident, Sanders Hall
MRS. ETOILE PEARCE
MRS. MARY MOORE PHILLIPS
Alumni Assoc. Executive Secretary
MRS. MARTHA PORTER
Secretary to the President
MRS. ALMA PURYEAR
MRS. GERTRUDE RAWLS
Dining Hall Assistant
MRS. DOROTHY SEXTON
Assistant to the Dean
MRS. RUBY SHELTON
Dining Hall Assistant
MRS. WILLIE SMITH
Head Resident, New Girls Dormitory
MRS. GLADYS WARD
MRS. MARY WHITE
MISS BARBARA BROOKS
Asst. Prof, of Sec. Science
DR. RICHARD BRYAN
Prof, of Business Administration
MR. GEORGE CANNON
Instr. in Business Administration
MR. JAMES DAVIS
Assoc. Prof, of Business Admin.
MR. SAMUEL GOANS
Instructor in Accounting
MR. WILLIAM DENISON
Associate Professor of Music
MR. L. F. EDWARDS
Associate Professor of Art
MISS HAITI FINLEY
Instructor in English
MISS MARGARET FOLEY
Professor of Modern Languages
MRS. AZALIA FRANCIS
Instructor in English
DR. SAM GREENWOOD
Professor of Foreien Languages
DR. HERBERT HUGHES
Instructor in English Literature
DR. ACTON MIDDLEBROOKS
Professor of Religion
MR.- JEROME MOUTON
Asst. Prof, of Music and Drama
MR. PAUL NEAL
Assoc. Prof, of Speech and Drama
MISS FLORENCE STEWARD
Instructor in English
MR. CHARLES WEST
Instr. in Religion and Sociology
MR. N. T. ANDERSON
Instructor in Physics
MR. WILLIAM BLOW
Assoc. Professor of Biology
MR. MARVIN CARTER
Asst. Prof, of Math, and Art
DR. ALDO FORTE
Professor of Math, and Physics
DR. WILLIAM SHORT
Professor of Chemistry
MR. LLOYD STONE
Instructor of Mathematics
MR. CARLTON WHITT
Instructor in Chemistry
MR. BYRON BRADLEY
Instructor in Education
MR. OBA BELCHER
Asst. Prof, of Physical Ed.
MRS. MILDRED CAUDLE
Instructor in Sociology
MR. J. D. CLANTON
Instructor in Sociology
MR. SAM DOLLAR
Instructor in Education
MISS ANGELINE NAZARETIAN
Assoc. Prof, of Physical Ed.
DR. LORAINE PABST
Professor of History
MR. GORDON RICKS
Instructor in Social Science
JUDGE DAVID ROSENAU
Asst. Prof, of Bus. and Soc. Sc.
DR. JOE YOUNG
Professor of Education
Individual attention helps each student to do their best
HORACE C. BASS
JUDITH CAROLYN BASS
VIRGINIA ANN BEATTIE
QUENTIN E. BENN
JOHN RAYMOND RIDDLE
Ft. Payne, Alabama
MYRTLE C. BLACK
DONNIS J. BLANKENSHIP
JOHN BRAYAN BOWERS
Business Administration .
RICHARD C. BOWMAN
DEANIE G. BRANNUM
BILLY R. CAGLE
BARBARA B. CARTER
ROBERT E. COGGINS, JR.
WILLIAM B. COLE
JAMES M. COLEMAN
CAROL RABY COPELAND
LENA BUTLER DAVIS
OLIVIA 0. EAKEN
NELLIE C. EMMONS
SANDRA M. FERGUSON
RUTH ANN HILL
H. LEO FRETWELL
SAMUEL R. GERSHBERG
WILLIAM T. GOODMAN
THADDEUS A. GREEN
JO ELLEN GREENHAW
NEIL D. HAMILTON
JAMES N. HARDAGE
BRENDA R. HARDIN
NORMA JEAN HELTON
WILLIAM A. HESTER
WILLIAM E. HURT
Red Bay, Alabama
ROSS A. JONES
BRYON C. LAIRD
MARY ANN LURIE
Ft. Payne, Alabama
JIMMY R. MARTIN
RONNIE L. MARTIN
BILLY J. MILLS
JAMES E. MILNER
CHRISTY J. MORELL
HAROLD E. NASH
BILL R. NELSON
ARCHIE J. NOY
BOBBY G. OSBORNE
DIANNA P. OWENS
ARTHUE E. PAGE, JR.
BARBARA A. PRATT
JAMES B. PRESLEY
LOU EZELL QUINN
GEORGE 0. ROWE, JR.
MAJOR EDWARD E. ROY
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
DANNY P. SHANNON,
NELDA B. SMELSER
R. ANDREW SMITH
EWELL P. SMITH
JAMES W. SMITH
KENNETH RAY SMITH
DENNIS A. TAYLOR
DAVID F. TUGKER
ROGER P. VINSON
JOHN F. WYLIE
EARL D. ZUERCHER
Adair, Thomas E.
Neiv Market, Alabama
Aycock, Claude R.
Bailey, Judy M.
Neiu Market, Alabama
Bates, William R.
Baugher, Donald A.
Beach, James H.
Ft. Payne, Alabama
Blackwell, Kay L.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Boyd, Maroline Pope
Bridges, James M.
Brooks, David E.
Broten, Roger C.
Burns, Nancy W.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cain, Helen S.
Carden, Terry Gene
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Catalfamo, Carmen R.
Cheatham, Garlin Jr.
Claborn, Jerry D.
Clay, Raymond R.
Coleman, R. A.
Collier, Jo Ann
Cox, James C.
Czarnecki, Robert E.
Davis, John A.
Belle Mina, Alabama
Ealy, William H.
Forde, Ir\ing W.
Fowler, Janice P.
Frazier, Robert W.
Mt. Hope, Alabama
Locust Fork, Alabama
Griffin, Nancy K.
Hagan, Charles Michael
Hammons, Thomas Lee
Haskins, Mary Ann
Burlington, North Carolina
New Market, Alabama
Jones, Stephen C.
Lay, Mary Ann
Lentz, Harold Lee
Morgan, Patrick E. II
McCulloch, Ray G.
Valhermosa Springs, Alabama
Minor Hill, Tennessee
Alexander City, Alaba
Newman, George W.
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Ostberg, E. J.
Owens, Bobby Jane
Parker, John Paul
Parsons, Davis G.
Pepper, Bruce A.
Pope, Susan White
Powell, James E.
Pratt, David R.
Price, James C.
Reno, Joseph C.
Roberts, Mary Frances
Muldletown, New Jersey
Sheffield, Dudley B.
Sivley, J. L.
Smith, Charles Edward
Smith, WilUam F.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Spencer, Clayton Edwin
Tharp, Peter J.
Tidwell, Thomas W.
Tiller, WilHam E., Jr.
Travis, Ronald E.
Tucker, Kermit Nelson
Turner, William Joe
Vandiver, William T.
Vann, Lena Gates
Voss, Kenneth W.
Walker, J)orsey Howie
Walker, John Almon
Wallace, John T.
Watson, Joyce M.
Hazel Green, Alabama
Welch, James 0.
Whisenant, Jo Ann
Whitt, Willis R.
Wilson, Stephen G.
"Hi there, fellow. As a matter of fact
I do sincerely believe that is the pro-
The Student Government
Association, authorized by the
College Administration, em-
braces the entire studeiit body.
Based on democratic proce-
dures, the association places
responsibility for the enforce-
ment of regulations and for
safeguarding of standards up-
on the individual. The Asso-
ciation encourages community
cooperation and the develop-
ment of good citizenship.
Bob Daly, President
Duncan Williamson, Vice-president
Dianna Atkins, Recording secretary
Sue Hargrove, Treasurer
Mary Thackston, Corresponding secretary
Mary Ann Lurie
The Judiciary Council has the power to
investigate all violations of the college rules
and regulations. If a violator is found guilty,
the Council recommends punishment to the
The Elections Committee examines the qualifications of
campus office-seekers and approves or disapproves the can-
didates. The Committee conducts these elections plus those
that honor students nominated for special awards, such as
Mr. and Miss Athens College and Mr. and Miss Friendship.
They establish polls with locked ballot boxes and publish
to the students the time and place of elections. The Commit-
tee and the Dean of Students count votes, notify the candi-
dates, and post the results of elections. Co-chairmen of the
group are Marilyn Mitchell and Jim Powell.
Kathy Marshall works at the polls.
Members: Kathy Marshall, Penny Dollar, Jim Anderson, Jim Powell, Marilyn Mitchell, Glenda Holladay, Eddie Dean, Mary Thackston
The Rat Week Committee is
in charge of organizing the activi-
ties during Rat Week, the social
initiation of freshmen into college
This committee works with the
Student Government Association
during Rat Week in order that
the functions may be enjoyable
for all and offensive to none.
Front: Sally Baker, Tom Adair, Kathy Marshall
Back: Jim Powell, Bob Daly, Glenn Smith, Jim
The Social Committee is responsible for the planning, promotion, and
carrying out of social functions during the school year. Their main proj-
ects are planning and preparing dances. Chairmen are Jeff Smith and
From: Tom Adair, Lovease Reneau, Nancy Jones, Duncan Williamson, Sally Baker, Sandy Greene, Nancy Service Back: Brenda Hutto, Jeff
Smith, Dianna Atkins, Sally Greene, Bill Hooper, Charles Meagher, Jane York, Bart Lewis, Jim Powell, Patsy Lemmond.
The Spirit Committee organizes and administrates
functions during the school year in order to develop
school spirit. These activities include pep rallies and
bon-fires. They work in cooperation with the Social
Committee and Cheerleaders.
Co-chairman Charles Meagher designs poster advertising a "Bears" ball
Front: Nancy Jones, Drew Lemsky, Sandy Greene, Nancy Service, Craig Bodner, Pam Snedeker, Patsy Lemmond. Standing: Jeff Smith, Glenn Smith
Sandy Carlisle, Nicole Jones, Charles Meagher.
The S.C.A. is the chief religious organization on
campus. Every student is automatically a member.
Projects include weekly vespers, election of Mr. and
Miss Friendship, Easter sunrise services, Religious
Emphasis Week, and awards for dormitory Christ-
Santa collects gifts from A.C. students to go to the children's home
Students bring gifts and toys for children to the annual Christ-
mas party. Residents at the children's home in Selma receive these
gifts as a part of their Christmas. At the party Mr. and Miss
Friendship are announced for the first time, and the winners of
prizes for dormitory decorations are revealed.
Rev. Tom Stevenson
Special treat for a special young lady.
Religious Emphasis Week this year had as its theme "What is this-
Thing Called Love?" Rev. Tom Stevenson of Scottsboro, Alabama was the
guest speaker for convocations. While encouraging students to consider
the spiritual aspects of love. Rev. Stevenson emphasized the need of a
deep faith for college students.
The S.C.A. sponsors vespers each Wednes-
day evening at 6:00. The services provide a
mid-week worship period for students through
song, meditation, fellowship, and inspirational
messages brought by ministers from a wide area
around the college and occasionally by students.
Students worship at mid-week vespers
Members: Row 1: John Walker, Jim King, Dorsey Walker. Row 2: Bart Lewis, Charlotte Shirley, Linda Isbell, Freddia Nicholson, Clenda HoUaday, Marie
Adair, Randall Murphree. Row 3: Janet Newman, Jeff Bayne, Elizabeth Parker, Earl Harmon, Jim Price, Nelson Tucker, Jeanette Osterheld, BuckGoyer,
The Methodist Student Movement is an
informal organization of students from all
denominations who wish to participate. It
meets on campus weekly to promote fellow-
ship and provide a forum for religious
thought. It also sponsors a monthly group
recreation period which is led by Miss Naz-
eretian. Jim Price, MSM president, is as-
sisted by these additional officers: Randall
Murphree, Jim King, Marie Adair, and Eliza-
Charlotte Shirley and Butch Cornell at MSM Recreation.
Baptist Student Union
The Baptist Student Union is an organization for promotion of Chris-
tian fellowship on the campus. It includes all students who wish to par-
ticipate in the group. A BSU Center has been established by the First
Baptist Church for use by this group and by other students. Among the
BSU activities this year was a pizza party, free to all AC students. Jona-
than Ulrich serves this group as president.
Members: Row 1: Patsy Lemmond, Jonathan Ulrich, Mary Thackston, Mary Ann Haskins. Row 2; Bill Edmondson, Ann Bond, Caroly Ulrich, Carolyn House,
Mrs. Etoile Pierce, Larry May.
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Freddia Nicholson, Earl Hannon, Charolette Shirley, Angeline Nazaretian, Jim Price, Dr. Loraine Pabst
Pi Tau Chi is a national honor society, with chapter
organizations on many college and university campuses.
Membership is awarded in recognition of outstanding
service or achievement in the field of religion, on the
campus and in one's local church. Students and faculty
are recognized equally by the group. The organization
was founded on the Athens College campus in 1923
and the national Pi Tau Chi convention was held here
President : Charlotte Anne Shirley
Vice President: James C. Price
Secretary -Treasurer: Douglas Wells
Faculty Advisor : Dr. Loraine Pabst
The Ministerial Association is made up primarily of students who
are planning to enter full-time Christian service. Students who are church
school teachers or other workers in the church may also be members.
President : Bobby Osborne
Vice-President : Jack Graves
Secretary: Aubrey Turner
Treasurer: Tommy Hammonds
Advisor: Dr. Middlebrooks, Mr. West
Left to right: Jack Graves, Neil Jefferson, Bart Lewis, Buel Gladney, Ed Black, Don Stone, Glenn Parkins, Mack Larkin, Tommy Hammonds, Bobby Os-
borne, Tommy Butts, Horace Bass, Buck Goyer, Roger Southerland, Deannie Brannum, Dr. A. E. Middlebrooks, Advisor.
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Chi Beta Phi
Athens College Science Fraternity became Alpha
Kappa Chapter of Chi Beta Phi Scientific Fraternity in
Spring, 1964. Chi Beta Phi is a national honorary fra-
ternity. The purpose of Chi Beta Phi Scientific Fraterni-
ty is to promote interest and scholarship among the sci-
ence majors at Athens College and membership^ is open
to outstanding students in any of the science fields.
President: Newell Bald
Vice President: Roger Hai-well
Secretary: Barbara Carter
Treasurer : John Holland
Advisor: Dr. William Short
Bob Daly, Kathy Marshall, Don Brady, Barbara Carter, John Walker, Jonathan Ulrich, John Holland, Bob Hardin, Wade Chittam, Dorsey Walker, Morris
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is an honorary literary fraternity
with 80 chapters in the United States. It functions pri-
marily as a forum for literary thought and as an agency
for the encouragement and promotion of creative writ-
ing. Membership is awarded on the basis of excellence
in the field of English and outstanding ability in other
academic endeavors. The Athens chapter of Sigma Tau
Delta is Kappa Zeta.
President : Don Collier
Vice President : Penne Laubenthal
Secretary -Treasurer: Margie Meller
Sergeant at Arms : Christy Morell
Advisor: Dr. Herbert Hughes
Arthur Page, Annelle Cantrell, Dianna Atkins, Don Dollier, Mary Ann Lurie, Randall Murphree, Penne Laubenthal, Margie MeUer, Christy Morell
The purpose of the Biology Club is to increase in-
terest in biological sciences, to establish an outlet for
intellectual activity, and to provide recognition for
scholarship and sei-vice in the biological area of study.
Membership is open to any student who shows an in-
terest in the purposes established by the club, which
is new on the campus this year. In contributing to the
fuitherance of biological sciences the club plans a pub-
lication to report scientific studies undertaken by its
members. Such a publication will set a worthwhile
precedent for the Athens College campus.
President : Bob Daly
1st Vice-President: Frank Shaw
2nd Vice-President: Don Collier
Secretary -Treasurer: Morgan Weed
Advisor: Mr. William 0. Blow
Bob Daly, Brenda Brock, Bob Wilson, Don Collier, Frank Shaw, Mr. Blow, Brenda Hardin
''A " Club
Membership in the "A" Club is awarded on the
basis of skill and competence in various sports. Pre-
requisite to membership is the aquisition of the varsity
President : Jimmy Brazelton
Vice-President: Bobby Coggins
Secretary -Treasurer: Rod Goode
Advisor: Coach Belcher
Coach Belcher, Bobby Gjggins, Lane Horton, Don Stanford, Ronnie Norris, Dan Southworth, Jonothan Ulrich, Jimmy Brazelton
The Intramural Association is composed of repre-
sentatives of the student body and is sponsored jointly
by the Dept. of Health and Physical Education and the
Student Government Association. This group sponsors
the various intramural activities on campus. Each win-
ner of an intramural event is recognized and presented
an appropriate award at the annual Awards Day pro-
Intramural activities include touch football, volley-
ball, basketball, softball, swimming, tennis, horseshoes,
shuffle board, ping-pong, archery, chess, bowling,
bridge, badminton, and diving.
Row 1: Johnny Burgreen, Patsy Pate, Don Brady Row 2: Sandy Greene, Sue Hargrove, Drew Lemsky, Claire Wilson, Mary
Ann Haskins, Don Baugher, Duncan Williamson Row 3: Barry Pope, Diane Wallace, Linda Webb, Charlie Meagher Row 4
Jim Powell, Marilyn Mitchell, Bill Goodman
Co-chairmen : Women — Mary Ann Haskins
Men — Johnny Burgreen
Intramural Manager : Drew Lemsky
Publicity Chairman : Lawanna Hobbs
Secretary-Treasurer : Betsey Silver
Advisor: Miss Angeline Nazaretian
■ Sitting: Patsy Lemmond, Walt Blanton, Barbara Holland, Patsy Pate, Ivan Kolesinsky Standing: Johnny Burgreen, Jenny Riddle, Bobby Coggins,
Lawanna Hobbs, Mary Ann Haskins, Gay Batson, Jim Powell, Ann Britt
P. E. Club
The Physical Education Club is composed of stu-
dents majoring or minoring in physical education. The
club helps to promote professional growth and sponsors
various projects and activities. The organization en-
larges the students' interest beyond the classroom, ath-
letic field, and sports experiences.
Circle K Club
The Circle K Club is an international organiza-
tion for young men on the college campus. Each
club is sponsored by a local Kiwanis Club. It is
not primarily a social club. Like the Kiwanis Club,
Circle K tries to serve others.
President : Jim Powell
Secretary : Charles Meagher
Parliamentarian : Bob Daly
Treasurer : Bill Goodman
Vice-President: Ross Jones
Left row, front to back: Charley Tuggle, Mike Herston, Emory Steedley, Earl Harmon, Romiie Avery, Barry Pope, Deryl Kyle, Bart Lewis,
Nelson Tucker, Jeff Smith, Jim Price, Glenn Smith Right row, front to back: Arthur Page, Nikita Archipov, Raymond Laborde, Don
Johnson, Drew Lemsky, Gary Ward, John Nelson, Wes Sorrell, Rusty McMahon, Roger Vinson, Dug DeBuys, Rod Read, Bobby McCain
The Circle K chooses a sweetheart to represent
their club and sponsor them. This year's sweetheart
is Marshia Arnold, a Psychology and Secretarial
Science major and a resident of Athens. Marshia
has represented Athens College in various categories
including the Beauty Ball and the Cheering Squad.
Marshia Arnold is the daughter of Mrs. Kathe-
rine Arnold. Marshia's avocations embrace cooking,
sewing, and sports.
Circle K holds weekly meetings for planning their projects.
Bart Lewis sells another Circle K student
Initiated this year in the dormitories, the proctor system pro-
vides for more student regulation over dormitory life. During quiet
hours proctors are responsible for keeping dormitories quiet. They
provide punishment for minor violations and co-operate with the
Dean of Students on more serious infractions of college and dormi-
Left to right: Glenn Smith, Diana Atkins, Marlies Haschke, Jim Price, Freddia Nicholson, Bob Daly, Mary Ann Lurie, Tommy Butts, Sandra Bonner.
The Athenian Staff
The Athenian is the student newspaper on the campus. The
staff is composed of any students who do conscientious work
in journalism and who wish to work on the staff. This year,
stepped up to a bi-weekly publication, the editor and staff
have done a commendable job on presenting the current campus
news to the student body and presenting previews of the de-
velopments that are rapidly carrying the college forward.
Mary Ann Lurie — Editor
Dr. Joe Young — Advisor
Lejt to right: Patsy Lemmond, Bart Lewis, Carolyn House, Bill Hooper, Joy Moore, Mari-E. Redmon, Carolyn Garigues, Randall Murphree, Patsy Pate,
Nancy Service, Sally Greene, Mary McMunn, Jim Powell, Pam Snedeker
Donald Brady, Editor and Photographer
The Columns Staff produces the yearbook
at Athens College. This pictorial record of the
school year required many hours of hard work
from each staff member. The finished book rep-
resents part of the total aim of the college. We
hope it is not only a memory book, but also a
tangible representation of what we all live and
learn together at Athens College.
Assistant Editor and Copy Editor
Staff members: Mary Ada Thackston, Carol Campbell,
Student Life Editor: Mari-E. Redmon
Advisor : Mr. William O. Blow
Section Editors: Randall Murphree — Organizations, Sue Neal — Administration,
Marilyn Mitchell — Classes, Emily Phillips — People, Christy Morell — Sports
Typists: Patricia Brothers, Patsy Lemmond, Dianna Atkins, Joy Moore
Business Manager: Bobby Riddle
Athens College Singers
The A.C. music organizations are open to any students interested
in music who are qualified to participate. They present a number of
programs on campus each year, and give several concerts outside the
The spring tour presents
the music groups in concert at
several high schools and
churches throughout the state.
Director : Mr. William Denison
First row: Freddia Nicholson, Glenda Holladay, Meredith Richardson, Mari-E. Redmon, Penne Laubenthal, Charlotte Shirley, Ann Bond, Elizabeth Sansbury,
Mary McMunn, Sharon Simmons. 2nd row: Elizabeth Parker, Ginger Newton, Carolyn Ulrich, Jeanette Osterheld, Gay Batson, Vicki Hicks, Mary Roberts,
Sondra Adams, Joanne Butterley, Murdena Faulkenberrj'. 3rd row: Earl Zueicher, Jeff Bayne, Ronnie Martin, Ben Graham, Tommy Butts, Doug Wells,
Tommy Hammonds, Jim Price, Mickey Pierce, Glenn Smith. 4th row: Richard Bowar, Earl Harmon, Aaron DeGraffenreid, Tom Adair '
Tom Adair, Earl Harmon, Ronnie Martin, Carolyn Ulrich, Gay Batson, Vickie Hicks, Mary Frances Roberts, Mary McMunn
Jim Powell, Janet Newman, Jim King, Don Sizemore, Aaron DeGraffenreid, John Walker, Tom Adair, Jerome Mou-
Front: Tommy Hammonds, Glenn Smith, Earl Harmon,
Back: Tom Adair, Randall Murphree, Jeff Bayne
A. C. Players
President : Sandy Greene
Vice-President : Ross Jones
Secretary : Nancy Jones
Treasurer : Judy Taft
Advisor: Dr. Sam Greenwood
Left to right: Tom Adair, Sandy Greene, Judy Taft, Penny Dollar, Jim Price, Ronnie Martin, Nancy Jones, Sandra Bonner, Earl Harmon, Randall Mur-
phree, Linda Harper, Jim Powell, Sally Greene, Bill Hooper
Dramatic activities on the campus are centered in the AC Players.
The organization is open to all students interested in any form of practical
work on the stage. The Players encourage advancement and better under-
standing of the fine arts. One major production is presented each year.
The stage crew is in charge of stage
arrangements for all programs presented
in McCandless Auditorium. Their tasks
range from the elaborate stage scenery
for "Camelot" to the weekly assemblies.
The crew also assumes responsibility for
care and storage of equipment not in use.
Adair on the job.
Earl Zuercher, Tom Adair, Ronnie Martin
Who's Who in
Who's Who is a national honor organiza-
tion for outstanding students. At Athens stu-
dents are selected for the honor by a com-
mittee of six student leaders and three facul-
ty members. The nominations must then be
approved by the national office of Who's
Who. Selection is based on scholarship, lead-
ership, character, and service to the college.
most during the first
few weeks of fall
quarter. Each sponsor
is responsible for a
number of freshmen
women who are new to
dormitory and college
life. The sponsors
help the girls get
their way around the
campus, meet people,
and adjust to the
curriculum of dormi-
Left to right: Mary Ann Lurie, Head Sponsor; Palsy Lemmond, Brenda Olson, Carolyn Garigues, Dianna Atkins,
Gym Bleacher Fund Committee
Front: Mary Ann Haskins, Sandy Greene, Sally Greene
Back: Jim Powell, Earl Harmon, Harold Nash, Johnny Burgreen, Emory Steedley
This committee was
established to head the
student drive to raise
$20,000 for bleachers
for the new AC gymnasi-
um. They sponsor a num-
ber of projects by them-
selves as well as co-operat-
ing with other organiza-
tions who wish to help
reach the goal.
Miss Judy Bass
Bobbv Jane Owens
Bobbv Jane Owens
Mr, and Miss Athens College
Mr. and Miss Athens College are elected each year
by the student body. This couple epitomizes the student
at Athens College. They are representative of the es-
sence of the college spirit.
Both Marilyn and Rod are seniors.
Mr. and Miss
Mr. and Miss Friendship are elected by the stu-
dent body and are recognized as best exemplifying
the spirit of friendliness and congeniality which
characterizes Athens College.
Athens College in the
Early Ninteen Hundreds.
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Founders Hall, started in 1842 and finished in 1844. The four Ionic columns bear the names
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Athens Female Academy was established in 1822, three years after the
admission of Alabama into the Union. In 1844 it was expanded to a four
In 1843 the Alabama legislature granted a charter incorporating the
Athens Female Institute of the Tennessee Annual Conference of the Method-
ist Church. In 1870 the college was transferred to the North Alabama Con-
The institution became co-educational in 1931 and the name was
changed to Athens College. Athens College is one of the oldest institutions
in the South and has operated uninterrupted through epidemics, depres-
sions and wars. As Athens College continues to grow, we truly have a tra-
dition and history to keep and one of which we can be equally proud.
McCandless Hall, erected in 1912 and named for Miss Kate Leslie McCandless.
Brown Hall, built in 1909 and named for Miss Sarah Francis Brown
The South entrance
With an eye to the future Dr. McCain surveys
the progress of Athens College, an institution whose
facilities and enrollment have mushroomed in the
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The most recent addition to the campus
has been the much needed gymnasium-na-
torium. Future construction plans are still
in the embryo stage. But ever dynamic Ath-
ens College meets demands with action and
expansion. A welcome complement to the
campus is a bulletin board donated by the
class of 1964. This board provides an ex-
cellent media for communicating pertinent
information. In the future a bookstore will
be established in the basement of Naylor
Hall that will have available paperback
books in addition to textbooks.
The Storehouse of Knowledge . . . The Library
The present library is located
in Founders Hall and although
it is well equipped its facilities
are not adequate. Under the
guidance of Miss Carson and
Mrs. Horn, librarians, students
find abundant material for ref-
erence and research.
Plans are being made for a completely
renovated and expanded library in which
students will be able to research material
under more favorable conditions. Separ-
ate study rooms will be provided in the
library for such subjects as: art, music,
history, math, science and philosophy.
Waters Hall, a modern structure at the east end
of the campus, contains the math and science class-
rooms and the laboratories. Each of the labora-
tories is well supplied with the equipment needed
for observation, examination, experimentation, and
research. The department of math and science is
headed by Dr. W. A. Short.
Mrs. J. D. Rosenau
Rev. Louis H. Evans
Senator John D. Sparkman
Athens College, being a church related institution
and having numerous active Christian organizations on
campus, considers the spiritual life of the student as
important as the social. In order to provide a forum the
students convene one hour each week on Wednesday
mornings between classes in McCandless Hall auditorium
for a Chapel program.
The weekly program is opened with prayer and a
brief word of inspiration. A hymn may or may not be
sung. The guest speaker is then introduced and the lec-
tern is his for the subsequent thirty or forty minutes.
Included on the Chapel agenda for the previous year
were political addresses, musical renditions, inspira-
tional messages, and various speeches covering subjects
from health to future employment.
Athens College not only caters to
every facet of the student's personality,
she also proudly confronts her students
with a wrath of academic opportunity.
Each department boasts qualified
and competent professors, modern
equipment, and up-to-date materials.
Here at Athens College the needs of
the whole man are recognized and
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THE BEAR'S 1964-65
*Troy State College
^Jacksonville State College
^Florence State College
*St. Bernard College
Belmont State College
*Livingston State College
*St. Bernard College
^Livingston State College
University of Chattanooga
^Florence State College
*Jacksonville State College
University of Chattanooga
Belmont State College
*Troy State College
Alabama Collegiate Conference
*Indicates ACC games
Alabama Collegiate Conference record :
11 wins — 1 defeat
Overall record :
15 wins — 7 defeats
Barnett controls-the tip off.
THE BEARS IN ACTION
The Athens College Bears are winners in the Alabama Col-
legiate Conference this year and are hoping to enter the NAIA
tournament . in Kansas City. Two years ago the basketball team
made an impressive showing in the NAIA competition.
The excellent sportsmanship evidenced by the boys and the
spirit of cooperation among the players are prominent factors
contributing to the team's phenomenal success this season.
Inspired by the accomplishments of the Bears the Athens Col-
lege students have rallied behind them and cheered the team on
to further victories.
I've got it.
Look out, Jackie.
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Charlie clears the board.
Body blocking's not allowed ref.
I need a shoulder to lean on.
Rod hooks one.
Ronnie shoots a hook shot.
Don't hit me. .
Tip-in for Charlie.
Wes Sorrell, Jonathan Ulrich, Dan Southworth, Ralph Austin, Bob Riddle, Duncan Williamson
Dan Southworth Duncan Williamson
One of our opponents after the Bears had
finished with him.
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In spite of the infinite amount of planning
and forethought that precedes registration, the
end product is always the same — a hectic, con-
fusing state of affairs that leaves students and
faculty near physical and mental exhaustion.
This, endurance test taxes not only one's
resourcefulness as in schedule manipulation
and one's ingenuity as in divining where to go
and when but also one's patience, stamina, and
general state of health.
If a naive, unsophisticated freshman can
survive the trial of registration, he has cleared
his first hurdle in preparing himself for life in
which one may expect the unexpected.
"Rats" as the freshmen are traditionally
and affectionately known are the lowest form
of life on a campus. To them are assigned
the commonest and most menial tasks which
they are compelled to cany out without
complaint and occasionally with expressions
of joy at being able to sei"ve.
A rat's excuse for being is to entertain
his betters, the upperclassmen. Any reason-
able request must be fulfilled upon demand
— regardless of how embarrassing it may
be for the participant.
To the relief of the freshmen RAT
WEEK lasts only 7 days and is climaxed by
a sock hop in honor of the newly initiated
Shine those shoes rat!
At one minute after 12:00 rat week begins.
Queen of Hearts
Mary Quite Contrary
Jack Be Nimble
Old Mother Goose
Fairytale- Treat Day
After seven years at Athens College, Donji, Judge Rosenau's dog becomes a freshman. Who said
rat week was for the dogs?
Various items of delight are
found on the RAT WEEK MENU.
These treats are designed to
brighten the lives of those over-
worked and under-recreated upper
On one day the Rats came to
classes dressed as their favorite
fairy tale character.
Another memorable evening
was devoted to the pajama parade.
Shaving Cream Battle
Many times a Freshman may wonder
if it's really worth it but any upperclass-
man with a good memory can assure him
that it is.
Let the battle
"Mr. and Miss Rat"
Air Raid Rat, Air Raid!
Stanley Brown Janet Newman
Despite the tribulations of being a RAT
the freshmen seem to enjoy themselves. RAT
WEEK participation is carried out on a
strictly voluntary basis and is governed by
strict rules formulated by the SGA.
Although a rat may be "on call" twenty-
four hours a day, it is all in fun and a part
of college adjustment and orientation.
Toward the end of the week a Mr. and
Miss Rat are elected as best representative
of the freshman in RAT WEEK.
When all is over but the shouting any
RAT will tell you it was really fun.
Congratulations Rat, you made it.
The dramatic department has not been idle.
First major production of 1964 was All the
Way Home, a prize winning play adapted from
the Pulitzer prize winning book A DEATH IN
THE FAMILY by James Agee. The most am-
bitious and successful production of the year
was a Robert Mulder version of Learner and
Lowe's musical Camelot. This musical featured
both amateur and professional actors and musi-
From sockhops to Sadie Hawkins dance the
campus rocks with music. Dances, seemingly weird
and ecstatic interpretations of tribal rites, include the
DOG, the MONKEY, and the WATUSI.
All that is needed for a swinging evening is a
stack of platters, a turn table, and a room full of
students abounding with energy.
The Beauty Ball
The most formal and most impressive dance of the year is the
Beauty Ball held at Christmas. At this time the Beauties and favorites
which will be pictured in the annual are presented.
For this occasion an orchestra plays, a leadout is staged, and all
the girls wear floor length gowns.
The decorations for the Beauty Ball are always most elaborate
and may or may not feature the Christmas motif.
Those who do much work and reap little glory are the students on the
social committee. Laborers to decorate the Armory must be recruited and
since materials are at a premium talent is an important factor. This is one
quality which Athens College has an abundance of.
The Judges, Judy Short, Mrs. Redden, and Mrs.
The girls who are represented
in the Beauty Review are elected
from the various classes and organi-
zations on the campus.
The girls are then eliminated
through interviews and careful scru-
tiny until the elect few that remain
are the Beauty and the Favorite rep-
resentatives for the annual, and are
presented at the ball which is in
What question did they ask you?
Carol Campbell, Linda Harper, Vickie Hicks,
In Dogpatch Style
Eddip puts on the final touches as
Athens College gets a new Bear.
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The Intramural sports are sponsored by the Health and Physi-
cal Education Association. At a special assembly awards and tro-
phies are presented to those who have been outstanding in compe-
The Intramural sports provide a meeting
ground for competition and also a medium
for broadening one's friendships and expe-
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Social life on the campus includes
both the impromptu and the very formal.
Falling in the latter category are the
teas given each quarter at the president's
home hosted by Dr. and Mrs. McCain.
These teas afford an occasion for
students to become better acquainted with
the faculty, administration and their fel-
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The time must eventually come when the bridge
cards are carefully packed away and the students dis-
engage themselves from their social obligations and en-
gage in more serious pursuits.
Only when the student has tired of bridge, gossip, dances, and day-
dreams will he have occasion to complain of boredom. This is a dangerous
confession, however, for it is a dull, shallow man who becomes bored with
Not hotdogs again.
This is the end.
Where to Look.
A Club 85
A.C. Players 96, 162
A.C. Singers 94
Athenian Staff 91
Baptist Student Union 79
Basketball 132, 144
Biology Club 84
Chi Beta Phi 82
Circle K Club 88
Columns Beauty Contest Winners 106
Columns Staff 92
Elections Committee 73
Executive Judiciary Council 72
Founders Court 104
Founders Queen 102
Freshman Class Officers 70
Gym Bleacher Committee 100
Intramural Association 86
Junior Class Officers 70
May Court 115
May Queen 114
Mens Chorus 95
Methodist Student Movement 78
Ministerial Association 81
Mr. and Mrs. A.C 112
Mr. and Miss Friendship 116
New Girls Dorm Sponsors 100
Physical Education Qub 87
Pi Tau Chi 80
Rat Week 157
Rat Week Committee 74
Religious Emphasis Week 76
Sadie Hawkins Day 170
Senior Class Officers 70
Sigma Tau Delta 83
Social Committee 74
Sophomore Class Officers 70
Spirit Committee 75
Stage Crew 97
Student Christian Association 77
Student Government Association 68
Student Life 153
Who's Who In American Colleges
and imiversities 98
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